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CAMPBELL, Cathleen A.

President & CEO, CRDF Global

Cathleen A. Campbell was appointed CRDF Global President and CEO in April 2006.  She oversees 150 staff implementing innovative science and technology programs in over 30 countries.  
Ms. Campbell joined CRDF Global in 2002 as vice president for programs, overseeing the organization’s five program departments, and was appointed senior vice president in 2003.  Campbell brings to CRDF Global three decades of international science and technology policy and program management experience.  She has worked with and traveled extensively to countries in Eurasia, the Middle East, East Asia and Latin America.
Prior to joining CRDF Global, Campbell served from 1998 to 2002 as director of the Office of International Policy and Programs in the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce, as well as executive director of the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission.  From 1995 to 1997, she was a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Campbell was the U.S. State Department’s program officer for Soviet/Russia science and technology affairs from 1989 to 1994.
Campbell serves as a member of the External Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania State University’s School of International Affairs; the U.S.-Russia Innovation Council on High Technologies; the Advisory Board of the Muslim Science and Technology Heritage Awareness Group of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilization, Inc; and the Board of Directors of Global TechInnovations, a  technology investment and professional services company in Moscow, Russia.  She holds an M.A. in Russian and East European studies from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Russian from Georgetown University.
CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technological collaboration through grants, technical resources and training.  CRDF Global’s programs and services support international research collaborations, the development and operation of national or regional science institutions, professional skills development, science-based entrepreneurship, and the commercialization of research.   Founded in 1995, CRDF Global is headquartered in the United States with offices in Russia, Jordan, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. 



11:00-13:00 18 NOVEMBER
THEMATIC SESSION II. AAAS: “Developing a coherent and compatible science enterprise”

Strengthening National Science Systems Through International Cooperation

International science cooperation is growing as scientists seek collaborations that improve the quality of their research, provide access to unique sites and equipment, and leverage resources.  The geographic trends in science collaboration are shifting as sustained or substantial national investments in science enable selected countries to significantly expand their international engagement. Underpinning many successful collaborations is a recognition of the need to adapt national approaches/systems to global standards.  

Since 1995, CRDF Global has been working with individual scientists and institutions abroad to strengthen the skills and systems needed to successfully collaborate internationally. This paper will describe approaches that CRDF Global has developed and deployed, review lessons learned and offer recommendations for the future.